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help setting up 2 comp home network...
blazn Jul-07-00 10:32 PM
i followed all of the steps outlined in one of the guides but i am still not able to connect both of the computers.
when i dbl click on the network neighborhood icon all i see is my own computer and not the second comp, while on the second comp all i see is that that comp.
Comp 1 also has a dialup connection to the net.
can anyone pls assist me on this damn networl setup?
thanx

1. RE: help setting up 2 comp home network...
lbyard Jul-08-00 04:04 PM
In response to message 0
Which guide? What protocol? Are you using a crossover cable or a hub? I need more info (the more the better) in order to help. And please tone-down the language on this forum. Larry

2. RE: help setting up 2 comp home network...
blazn Jul-08-00 11:43 PM
In response to message 1
sorry
i have two comps, no hub, using cross over cable.
Comp 1 is the main comp with a connection to the net. Comp 2 is the other comp.
Here is what i have in the Network Properties on
Comp 1:

Client - Client For Microsoft Network
Adapter - Dial-up Adapter
Realtek RTL8139...(my nic card)
Protocols - TCP/IP -> Dial-up Adapter
TCP/IP -> Realtek RTL8139...(my nic card)
Service - File and Printer Sharing for Micro Net

Comp 2:
Same Thing

The Computers dont see each other in the Network Neighborhood, and they sometimes dont see themselves in the network. Also for some reason, comp 1 does not show me the login screen when u boot ur pc today. I was able to login yesterday.
So is there any way to fix my little LAN?
thanx


3. RE: help setting up 2 comp home network...
blazn Jul-09-00 07:34 PM
In response to message 2
is this enought info?

4. RE: help setting up 2 comp home network...
blazn Jul-09-00 07:34 PM
In response to message 2
is this enough info?

5. RE: help setting up 2 comp home network...
lbyard Jul-10-00 02:01 PM
In response to message 4
Please tell me how TCP/IP -> Realtek RTL8139...(my nic card) is set-up (properties) on both computers. Larry

6. RE: help setting up 2 comp home network...
blazn Jul-10-00 06:25 PM
In response to message 5
here is an update, since i am playing around with this.

Comp1 Network Neighborhood Properties

Client
- Client for Microsoft Networks
Adapter
- Dial-Up Adapter
- Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C/8130) PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Protocol
- TCP/IP -> Dial-Up Adapter
- Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C/8130) PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Service
- File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks

Comp2 Network Neighborhood Properties

Client
- Client for Microsoft Network
Adapter
- Dial-Up Adapter
- Realtek RTL8139(A) PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Protocol
- TCP/IP -> Dial-Up Adapter
- Realtek RTL8139(A) PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Service
- File and printer sharing for Microsoft Network


Comp 1 TCP/IP-> Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C/8130) PCI Fast Ethernet Properties:

IP Address
-Specify an IP address
--IP Address : 192.168.28.1
--Subnet Maks : 255.255.255.0

WINS Configuration
-Disable WINS Resolution

Gateway
-empty

DNS Configuration
-Disable DNS

Bindings
-(checked) Client for Microsoft Network
-(checked) File & printer sharing for Microsoft Network

Advanced
-Allow Binding To ATM : (value=)No
-Set this protocol to be the default protocol

NetBIOS
-(box checked and greyed out)I want to Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP

Comp 2 Realtek RTL8139(A) PCI Fast Ethernet NIC Protocol Properties

IP Address
-Specify an IP address
--IP Address : 192.168.28.2
--Subnet Maks : 255.255.255.0

WINS Configuration
-Disable WINS Resolution

Gateway
-empty

DNS Configuration
-Disable DNS

Bindings
-(checked) Client for Microsoft Network
-(checked) File & printer sharing for Microsoft Network

Advanced
-Allow Binding To ATM : (value=)No
-Set this protocol to be the default protocol

NetBIOS
-(box checked and greyed out)I want to Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP


I also got another problem, the Network Neighborhood Icon on comp2 isnt on the desktop. Comp1 has it. How do i get it on the desktop? It is always made automatically, but not this time.


7. RE: help setting up 2 comp home network...
lbyard Jul-10-00 07:39 PM
In response to message 6
Before we go further... Change 192.168.28.1 to 192.168.0.1 and 198.168.28.2 to 192.168.0.2. Be sure DNS IPs are entered in you dial-up connection in My Computer. Be sure ID has the same workgroup names and unique PC names. Larry

8. RE: help setting up 2 comp home network...
blazn Jul-11-00 00:38 AM
In response to message 7
ok, i changed the ip #s.
the workgroup name and the pc names are correct.
What do u mean by "Be sure DNS IPs are entered in you dial-up connection in My Computer"?
what am i suppose to do? where in My Comp?
thanx

9. RE: help setting up 2 comp home network...
lbyard Jul-11-00 01:01 AM
In response to message 8
My Computer (icon usually at upper left corner of your desk top), dial-up networking folder, right click the dial-up connection for your ISP, properties, server types, TCP/IP Settings, Specify Name Server Address. The DNS settings go there for a dial-up, not in the Control Panel, Network, TCP/IP Protocol.

You must login for the network to work. Be sure in the Control Panel, Network is says Client for Microsoft Networks for Primary network login. If you still donít get a login prompt from Windows, change it to Windows, reboot, change it back, reboot. If that doesnít work there is a Microsoft Knowledgebase article on that particular problem and Iíll hunt for it tomorrow, or you canóWin 98 (what version are you using anyway?) Start, Help, Web Help, bottom right Window, Support online, Additional support. Larry


10. RE: help setting up 2 comp home network...
blazn Jul-11-00 02:53 AM
In response to message 9
when i go to my comp and so one, i dont have the DNS option checked. The 'Server assigned name server addresses' is chosen. i dont think this has to be changed becuase i have never touched this option before.
I also tried changing to windows login and back to Microsoft Networks but that didnt help to get the login thing back up.
Also went to win help and win help online but was unable to find anything that worked.
BTW, i got Win98SE. i could install WinMe on my main comp but i dont know if thats gonna be compatible with the second comp.

11. RE: help setting up 2 comp home network...
lbyard Jul-11-00 12:21 PM
In response to message 10
The cable is suspect. Check your adpater user instructions and floppy. See if there is a diagnostics program and run it. You may get a loop back test failure and that is what you should expect on that test. If other test pass, try installing the NetBEUI protocol. If that works for the LAN than the problem is still in the TCP/IP protocol configuration. TCP/IP has to work without NetBEUI for sharing, but it will tell us if the low level stuff is OK. Wish I could be there to help; troubleshooting would be easier. Larry

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